The Tennessee Fusion Center
Changes in Information Sharing Since 9/11

Steve Hewitt
Supervisory Intelligence Officer/Co-Director, Tennessee Fusion Center (TFC)
Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security

November 9, 2011

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Related Websites:
Tennessee Office of Homeland Security
Tennessee Fusion Center

DHS State and Major Urban Areas Fusion Centers
DHS National Network of Fusion Centers Fact Sheet
U.S. Information Sharing Environment (ISE)
CPG 502: Considerations for Fusion Center and Emergency Operations Center Coordination
Senate Homeland Security Committee Oct. 12, 2011 Hearing on Information Sharing

12 Ratings Submitted
5 (42%) Academia 1 (8%)
4 (33%) Business 2 (17%)
2 (17%) Government 6 (50%)
1 (8%) Volunteers 0 (0%)
0 (0%) Other 3 (25%)

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"This was good overview of fusion centers."
Aaron Rhone

"More and more larger corporations are investigating the merits of a functional Fusion Center. Local first responders, Fire/Law etc., are invited in to support development of such a corporate function. Fusion Center products are used by corporate business protection, a growing function and application. Look for a general proactive/preventive mind set."
Mike Duncan

"Very informative. Great program and excellent presenter. As a newcomer I will certainly sign up for future presentations!"
Frank Harper
Critical Response Technologies

"This was a really good session. I enjoyed hearing how Tennessee is addressing their Fusion Center and CIKR programs. Sounds like Steve is doing a great job with the program."

"Nice to see how others see Fusion Centers and the information sharing abilites for all sector partners."

"Great briefing and glad the topic was chosen."
William R. Cumming
The Vacation Lane Group, Inc.

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Steve Hewitt served with the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department from 1985 through September 2006, including assignments as Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Patrol Sergeant, SWAT team, Sergeant -Narcotics Division, Lieutenant - Intelligence Division, and Nashville FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.

He joined the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOS&HS) in 2006, to lead the TDOS&HS team standing up the Tennessee Fusion Center, under the joint leadership with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

In his role as a fusion center co-director, Steve also serves as the Bureau of Justice Assistance/Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - Southeast Region Fusion Center Group Co-Chair, the DHS Homeland Security State and Local Intelligence Community of Interest (HS SLIC) Executive Board, Southeast Region Vice Chair, National Fusion Center Association Executive Board member and the Director of National Intelligence Partners Group, National Fusion Center Association representative.